December 2014 immigration update podcast
Welcome to the slightly belated December 2014 edition of the Free Movement immigration update podcast. As you might expect, the material for the podcast is drawn from blog posts on Free Movement for the month of December 2014.
I start by going through some casework and case law updates and then look at some policy developments. December wasn’t as busy as some other months so I’ve added at the end an extract from a podcast interview I recently recorded with Jawaid Luqmani on the subject of urgent injunction applications. The full version is available as part of the urgent injunction training course for members, which I have also just been updating with some worked examples.
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The order of material is as below:
- Unwanted anonymity and gagging orders
- EU court bans credibility ‘tests’ for gay refugees
- Legal Aid and ‘exceptional’ case funding
- Minimum income requirement and specified evidence
- Allowed appeals not allowed
- Minister misleads on sham marriage numbers
- Only 15% of Tribunal reporting committee members are women
- NAO questions whether legal aid reforms have delivered better value for money
- Upper Tribunal: Merry Christmas Pakistani Christians! Appeals dismissed…